MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7916
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916)  (all builds)
Memory24.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150213
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 21:14
Run Duration250 Seconds
Run User bobdude11
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790-$307
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.1% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 352
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 577
MC Mixed 561
84% 562 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1616 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 213
Reflection 196
Parallax 231
68% 213 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 202
Splatting 148
70% 163 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$212
121GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 9TB
4.5TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 159% Great: 271%
Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015)-$199
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 61% Great: 112%
PNY USB 3.0 FD 16GB
15GB free, PID 0095
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Read 39
Write 15.8
Mixed 4.94
20% 19.9 MB/s
4K Read 7.56
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.26
37% 2.61 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
64.8% Good
MC Read 23
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 20.5
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 21.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) Builds (Compare 1,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 7 (MS-7916) - $203

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,132
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